This washing machine will keep your clothes clean with dirt-sucking robot fish

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 19 July 2014

As part of the Electrolux Design Lab competition, industrial design student Chan Yeop Jeong submitted a concept idea for Pecera, a washing machine that washes clothes without detergent. Instead, taking a cue from the popular Dr Fish feet treatment — which has little Garra Rufa fish nibbling at the dead skin cells of feet — […]

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Floodwater seeps into deserted Thai mall; now teems with koi and catfish

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Thursday 10 July 2014

New World, a former shopping mall in Thailand’s capital Bangkok, used to have 11 floors until 1997, when its top 7 floors had to be demolished to comply with new rules on building heights. Two years after that, the roofless mall suffered an arson attack, which led it to become deserted since with rainwater seeping […]

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Fact: Fish with human teeth actually exist

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 April 2014

The Pacu, a curious sort of South American freshwater fish, recently made headlines last year as a ‘testicle eating fish’ when it surfaced in Papua New Guinea and gnawed the balls off a couple of fishermen. The most remarkable thing about it has to be its incredibly human teeth. Yes, fish with human teeth. Sometimes […]

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Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Whoah, trippy. In the 30s, French artist and astronomer (yes, what a combination) Lucian Rudaux did a bunch of illustrations featuring humans with animal-like attributes for a series written by his pal Professor Rene Thevenin. The Fish-Men are especially terrifyingly bizarre, while, funnily, the Insect-Men, with six human limbs climbing mountains, we don’t know, just […]

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Beautiful portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 15 November 2013

Many of us prefer cats and dogs over fish as pets. It’s a no-brainer. Dogs are balls of unconditional love and cats are plush mice catchers. While fish, well, they just make ‘bloop’ sounds all day. But what many of us fail to see is that what they lack in the excitement, they make up […]

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Naturally flavored orange fish from Japan

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 31 October 2013

What will they stink of next? The Japanese fishing industry, deciding that it needs to up their sales and “catch diners’ attention” are creating fish that naturally contain the flavor and scent of fruit and herbs. Have no fear—these fish aren’t two-headed mutants, but farm-raised fish that are fed food that is mixed with fruit […]

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Aquatic Chairs by designer Sam T. Smith

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By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Friday 9 August 2013

A series of chairs inspired by the forms of aquatic life created by designer Sam T. Smith. Made with plywood and canvas and held together with wing nuts, the simple aesthetic shows design where form inspires function, rather than follows it.

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Scientists discover that fish exhibit backstabbing behavior

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Fish don’t make great friends. Well, particularly the ones of the twospot astyanax variety. Robert Young from the University of Salford and Vinícius Goulart from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, were investigating how to deter fish from getting into the machinery when they made this accidental finding.

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Installation immerses visitors in school of fish

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Wow. After Brooklyn-based artist Robert Hodgin stunned us with his beautiful work on the Planetary app, we’re wowed again by his wicked computer animation and rendering skills for ths Boil Up installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand. The installation engulfs visitors in a stimulated experience of New Zealand’s waters as schools […]

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Mouth Full of Sardines: Just a blog dedicated to sardines, that’s all

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Saturday 9 February 2013

Sardine eaters of the world, you can come out of the closet now — and duck into your computer screen. Mouth Full of Sardines is possibly the biggest resource of sardines you will find anywhere. It comes with open tin mugshots, nutritional value, country of origin, descriptive taste profiles and reviews. All tins are not […]

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Photo of mass swimmers above school of fish

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 8 January 2013

That US photographer Donald Miralle Jr. is at one with water — he’s an elite paddleboard racer and lives in the San Diego beach community of Leucadia — shows. He took this evocative shot of Ironman competitors swimming over a school of fish at Kailua Bay in Kona, Hawaii, which in turn won the World […]

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Still life photographs of fish by Hiroshi Iwasaki

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Thursday 27 December 2012

Hiroshi Iwasaki’s still life photographs of fish are elegant and beautiful. The fish fins look almost like sheer fabric, and the final products look otherworldly.

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Baby puffer fish can pass off as E.T.

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 15 September 2012

This baby Porcupine Puffer may only be 2 inches long, but it already has the makings of a cinematic giant: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Check out the mugshot — and tell us this is not the same beloved alien from the classic Spielberg movie. Flickr member Lacey shot the picture, and from the sounds of it, […]

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